Interested in joining the Kim lab? Click here for quick tips on how to contact me for both grad school and undergrad opportunities. In general, sending me a cover letter describing your research interests, unofficial copies of transcripts, and CV are enough to get the conversation going! For specific opportunities, see below.
Prospective graduate students
I currently do not have any opportunities for graduate students now. Please come back to this site when opportunities become available.
I currently do NOT have funding for postdocs. Please come back to this site when opportunities become available. I am happy to help write fellowships such as the USDA postdoctoral fellowships (Sept 8, 2022), NSF postdoctoral fellowship (closed), and L’Oreal Postdoctoral Women in Science fellowship (closed for 2022) and the Smith Conservation Postdoctoral Fellowship (Sept 16, 2022).
I am always looking for undergraduate students interested in participating in the following projects during the summer and fall. If interested, please reach out to Dr. Kim. Below are some projects that currently in progress.
1 . Habitat restoration effects on insect biodiversity in tallgrass prairies. For this project, we will be investigating how the restoration practices such as the removal of invasive plant species (e.g., musk thistle (left), honey locust tree (middle)) affects the biodiversity of insects in tallgrass prairie. Undergraduate students will assist graduate students to collect plant and insect data at the Lonsinger Sustainability Research Farm near Alton, KS.
2. Insect pollinator and predator inventory in soybean fields. The undergraduate student will assist graduate students collect insect data in soybean fields in NE KS.
3. Insect body condition assessment. Undergraduates will assess the body condition (protein, lipid, and carbohydrate amount) of lady beetles that have been fed different diet types in the lab.